BHP Billiton’s Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia. China faces a difficult task in its efforts to find sources of iron ore other than Australia amid rising geopolitical tensions. Photo: AFP
BHP Billiton’s Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia. China faces a difficult task in its efforts to find sources of iron ore other than Australia amid rising geopolitical tensions. Photo: AFP
Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Russia eyeing Australia’s place as China’s top iron ore supplier

  • China is searching for alternative sources to Australian iron ore, looking to India, Myanmar, Mongolia and Guinea, among others
  • Russia could be the answer given its proximity to China, its large iron ore reserves and the increasingly close political relations between the two

BHP Billiton’s Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia. China faces a difficult task in its efforts to find sources of iron ore other than Australia amid rising geopolitical tensions. Photo: AFP
BHP Billiton’s Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia. China faces a difficult task in its efforts to find sources of iron ore other than Australia amid rising geopolitical tensions. Photo: AFP
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